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Undergraduate Study


Application statistics

Number of undergraduate applications and admissions from India:

  2013 2014 2015 2016
All applications 304 304 238 205
All offers 32 36 33 17
All admissions 23 24 24 12

Number of undergraduate applications and admissions from India:

  2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2014-15
Undergraduate 67 73 73 70
Postgraduate 188 173 159 150

Total number of students at Cambridge from India:

If a student holds more than one nationality, then the nationality given as the primary nationality is reported.

You may find our other undergraduate application statistics interesting as well.

Entry requirements

Applicants from India must normally either be potential affiliated students (ie applying to study for a second Bachelor’s degree) or studying College Board AP exams, the International Baccalaureate, or A Levels. Performance in SAT II subject exams will also be taken into consideration but are not sufficient on their own for admission.

Applications from students taking CBSE or ISC Class XII examinations will be considered but only for the following courses: Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Natural Sciences. To be shortlisted for interview such applicants will need to have achieved a minimum CGPA of 9.8 and grade A1 in their Class XII examinations in the relevant subjects. Successful Class XII applicants have usually undertaken additional study outside of their main qualification. In the past this has meant good performance in relevant science Olympiads, SAT Subject Tests, or College Board AP exams. Any offers of admission made will be conditional on performance in the IIT-JEE (Advanced) or, in the case of Economics or Mathematics, on performance in STEP Mathematics.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language then any offer made is likely to include English language requirements. See which English language qualifications we accept on our English language requirements page.

Fees and finance

As an international student, fees vary between different courses. Limited financial support may be available from the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust, or College funds.

If you're unsure as to whether your fee status would be Home or international, please see our fee status page.


If you think you may meet the entry requirements that we require from your country, we would suggest that you familiarise yourself with how to apply to Cambridge. There is also specific information for international applicants and an application timetable with dates and deadlines relevant for international students.

Admissions Assessments

Please also refer to the information about admission assessments. If the course you’re applying for requires you to take a pre-interview written assessment, you must be registered in advance for the assessment. The assessment centre where you’ll take the assessment must register you (you can’t register yourself) by the relevant assessment registration deadline.


Admissions interviews are available in India for all applicants but those who are resident or at school/university in India or who are Indian nationals resident elsewhere will be given priority. Please refer to the information on our overseas interviews page for full details.

International Events

The University of Cambridge attends some events overseas where our representatives will be happy to chat with you and answer any questions you may have about applying to and studying at the University. To find out when we are visiting your country please visit the International Events webpage.